Re: How long have you been on the site?

Over 17 years...March 2005.

When I first joined, Solexes were used in a contest called "Solex Toss" at MA events to see who could throw a Solex the farthest.

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I hope that over the years, I have helped to change the image & reputation of the Solex.

Re: How long have you been on the site?

First moped, 1978 maxi luxe bought new

been here since like 05

Re: How long have you been on the site?

Sometimes I consider how i've got to be at least clost to the same age now as roff or the other OFMC OG's were in their early days posting and that's a weird thought

Re: How long have you been on the site?

> Brian Solex wrote:

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> Over 17 years...March 2005.

>

> When I first joined, Solexes were used in a contest called "Solex Toss"

> at MA events to see who could throw a Solex the farthest.

>

> I hope that over the years, I have helped to change the image &

> reputation of the Solex.

You've allowed me to accept that maybe, for some people, in some circumstances, maybe a solex wouldnt be the worst thing ever. that's a big achievement.

Re: How long have you been on the site?

> kevy Piepkorn wrote:

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> Since don Ohio was a little boy. 5 or so?

I was 48 (that's year 2000) when I got my first Moped, Motomarina with an M1.

Re: How long have you been on the site?

reading, lurking since maybe 2009 or 2010. first post in 2011. still bad at mopeds.

Re: How long have you been on the site?

Coming up on 4 years. I've gone from 5 mopeds to 31, plus 9 motorcycles, 5 of which are nopeds.

I'm unclear at which point I went imsain and let mopeds take over my life. Could have been in 1980 after rebuilding my first Motron that I should have totaled after a hit and run drunk driver.

The topic does let you turn a boring conversation to an even more boring conversation that makes you the center of attention for a bit.

Re: How long have you been on the site?

Not long enough, wish I'd been here sooner.

Re: How long have you been on the site?

> Air Bud wrote:

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> 2008

>

> I was just thinking about this the other day, out of the majority of the

> people from here i know in real life, i'm still a rookie. but on the

> website so many people sign up, post for a couple months and then move

> on... I wish we could get statistics from Simon on how long the average

> profile is active for.

Agreed. Simon could do some crazy statistics with 24 years and over one million posts...

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> Trent Anderson wrote:

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> Coming up on 4 years. I've gone from 5 mopeds to 31, plus 9

> motorcycles, 5 of which are nopeds.

>

> I'm unclear at which point I went imsain and let mopeds take over my

> life. Could have been in 1980 after rebuilding my first Motron that I

> should have totaled after a hit and run drunk driver.

>

> The topic does let you turn a boring conversation to an even more boring

> conversation that makes you the center of attention for a bit.

Are you just trying to get me to talk about myself? Because if you are... I will GLADLY do so—in song form!

Im enjoying the stories tho, it's a tight weird little community and i feel like i know alotta the folks even those i havent met in person

Re: How long have you been on the site?

> Trent Anderson wrote:

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> > Air Bud wrote:

>

> > -------------------------------------------------------

>

> > 2008

>

> >

>

> > I was just thinking about this the other day, out of the majority of

> the

>

> > people from here i know in real life, i'm still a rookie. but on the

>

> > website so many people sign up, post for a couple months and then move

>

> > on... I wish we could get statistics from Simon on how long the

> average

>

> > profile is active for.

>

> Agreed. Simon could do some crazy statistics with 24 years and over one

> million posts...

Between roff, deezy and myself, we account for way too many of those million posts...

Re: How long have you been on the site?

> Born to be WillD wrote:

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> Sometimes I consider how i've got to be at least clost to the same age

> now as roff or the other OFMC OG's were in their early days posting and

> that's a weird thought

Bud I was just reading the first page...

Brian, a founding member of the Zeros had posted 2 years, he taught me so much of what I know, and a retired founder of MCR Rodney, mannnnn we old Will, we gotta get you kid wrenching or something, pass the torch of suffering

Re: How long have you been on the site?

I know I remember when swoops picked up baby nick and now hes like 30 already. fuck. Even young francis is like a grown ass man getting married and shit

on the black pipes tho lizzie's got 2 true youngbloods under 20 into it from the bikeshop she works at - there's hope for the future...

Re: How long have you been on the site?

12 years :) hm²

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Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" /

June 2006…16 years. Damn.

Ended up here from “got rigids” project76puch website….long gone now.

I miss Deezy posts. He could tell a story, sing a song, and posted some awesome paintings.

Anyone remember box exchange?

Re: How long have you been on the site?

I think my first posts were in 2010 I think. maybe 2009.

I asked dumb 2T newb questions and got flamed by Crazy Wayne and his all caps.

I remember the MA of those days. It was volatile but full of information.

Seems like there’s a out 20 of us on here now and the lost scooter souls that come here with their broken Tao Taos.

That is… until the right thread drops and lurkers from MA history come out the grave.

BTW, for those guys, stop lurkin and answer some of these dumbass questions too.

Re: How long have you been on the site?

15 years, holy shit. But not consistently

Re: How long have you been on the site?

11 years since my first post, but I lurked a bit before I donned the flame suit. I think HomeboyRus was one of the major threads that I remember being so populated. It had everything an MA thread needs: the over enthusiastic young buck, foreseen fails, twists and turns. The latest mopeds photo challenge has been great.

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Blake Totally a real doctor /

> Born to be WillD wrote:

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> I know I remember when swoops picked up baby nick and now hes like 30

> already. fuck.

Lol he's a dual bachelors holding adult man but not quite 30. Shit. I just turned 32! Taber is older and still not there.

Edit: I'm not 100% who is older. Tuesday ride will be interesting!

Francis is a sweet boy but forever a sweet boy. (edited)

Re: How long have you been on the site?

> Graham Mcbain wrote:

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> 15 years, holy shit. But not consistently

Yeah, over 18 years here, but there's a good 8-10 years in there where I wasn't on the site or doing much at all with mopeds.

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Since 08

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two thousand and LATE

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Dan Mccarthy /

Wow I’ve been away a long time. My first post here was 18 years ago in 2004 as a 14 year old lmao.

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Trolling here since "Peace Jerry" days

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since Deezy was riding Naked in Montana

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^ Those were the days!

Re: How long have you been on the site?

> Brian Solex wrote:

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> Over 17 years...March 2005.

>

> When I first joined, Solexes were used in a contest called "Solex Toss"

> at MA events to see who could throw a Solex the farthest.

>

> I hope that over the years, I have helped to change the image &

> reputation of the Solex.

That's a shame, but I can see why it was done, but Brian, I can say you have changed MY attitude about these bikes, while I still can't believe they would be safe to ride where I live, your video's of them in use in NYC were inspiring, should I run across a complete one in my area I intend to grab it, if for no other reason than the historical value of it, hang it on my wall? But I don't like "art" bikes, would love to experience riding one, every bike I own, even if I ride it every few yrs carries insurance and is plated every year, (yeah I'm delusional) ;) My first experience with a moped was a Pinto that my neighbor owned, I was smitten, and then watched them destroy it at a kegger they had, throw parts on the roof of their house, sigh, the kid who had it was 16 at the time let me ride it when I was 14, then that summer the moped trash party happened... ugh. I hate to see any bike reduced to a throw away item, someone could have used it to go to work etc... A Solex seems like a bit of a chore to operate compared to say My PA-50II, but if you are going short distances and have to haul it inside it would be great! Not to mention it's a piece of history rolling! :) Thank you for all of the info you willing dish out to those of us who are "solex curious", it is much appreciated!

Re: How long have you been on the site?

> Trent Anderson wrote:

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> > Air Bud wrote:

>

> > -------------------------------------------------------

>

> > 2008

>

> >

>

> > I was just thinking about this the other day, out of the majority of

> the

>

> > people from here i know in real life, i'm still a rookie. but on the

>

> > website so many people sign up, post for a couple months and then move

>

> > on... I wish we could get statistics from Simon on how long the

> average

>

> > profile is active for.

>

> Agreed. Simon could do some crazy statistics with 24 years and over one

> million posts...

You don't think he hasn't? ;)?

Re: How long have you been on the site?

Thanks WillD and Stephen for the kind words, much appreciated!

Re: How long have you been on the site?

daan SJAARLOOS /

Brian coming from a country which was pretty much motorized by Solex after the war you don't have to convince me. I guess its kinda our model A Ford. Still pretty popular nowadays and very popular now as a teambuilding experience, bachelor party activity or just a cool hour or two with your friends, the solex rental experience. You see them everywhere now and i bump into 20 people on a solex on a regular basis...

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